Orangettes are candied orange peels, which are coated with dark chocolate. I sent this sweet treat to Mia from the blog Küchenchaotin. We were partners for the great project Post aus meiner Küche (mail from my kitchen), in which blogger (300 altogether) are sending treats from their kitchen to other blogger. The first round was announced under the theme “chocolate”. Who doesn’t wind up with an idea for chocolate treats?! […]

 My first cupcakes on the blog! Hurray! First I have to explain to you, what “Donauwelle” is. Donauwelle is a typical German cake, which consists of two layers of cake batter, one plain, the other browned with cocoa. On the cocoa cake batter sour cherries are spread. After baking the cake and cooling, a vanilla pudding cream is spread on the cake. Finally the cream is coated with dark chocolate. […]

This is my entry to the wonderful kulinarischen Adventskalender (culinary advent calendar), which Zorra organizes again. It’s the first participation for me and I’m very happy about it. I’m proud to be part of this calendar, especially when I look at the entries made so far.   Already two years ago I bought a little book including a chocolate bar mould. First it was meant to be a gift, but […]

For the third Sunday in advent I’m providing you a recipe for super delicious chocolate cookies sprinkled with fleur de sel. Chocolate and coarse sea salt are such a great combo! If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a chance by now. These cookies are totally easy to make in no time (ok, minus the time for chilling the dough). Just the right thing, if you have no nerves […]

The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. Theses cakes were just gorgeous! We loved them both! The first was gone after one day. We had to bake a second one to get some photos of the product. And of course we loved them so […]

These days it’s all about making research, testing recipes, baking and cooking. The reason is that some events are coming up. First event will be my blog anniversary next week. There will be a big surprise, where not just baking is involved! The second event will be the Daring Bakers in August. And the most important event will be a wedding in October. It’s not just important, because it’s a […]

Finally we also have hot hot hot summer weather. To enjoy and celebrate this duly it’s time for some Gelato. Some weeks ago I bought David Lebovitz‘ book The Perfect Scoop, which was a perfect purchase. Even if you are not in making some ice cream it is just a pleasure to read it. But back to the ice cream. We decided to try the raspberry-chocolate one first, because I […]

Since on the 20. March was Macaron Day I decided to show you my latest accomplishment in macarons. Yes, there exists a special day for macarons! In Paris are special shops, that sell macarons all day long and on macarons day you can get some free! Unfortunately I never had the chance to be there (on macarons day or sometime else). As macarons are not very popular in Germany, ok […]

The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca. This month challenge was to make a classic Canadian dessert to savour the Olympic Winter Games in Canada this year. This dessert consists of three layers. A base containing crumbles of […]

Last week I’ve seen this wonderful recipe and photos of Tartelette‘s Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse and I knew immediately that I have to make it on my own. So last weekend I took the chance and followed her recipe. It took me to the verge of despair at some points. The caramel wasn’t not so easy for me, as there were some mysterious hard chunks formed, as I […]

Update: Für das deutsche Rezept nach unten scrollen! What is the best way to make my blog attractive to you? Yes! Chocolate! I mean, who can resist chocolate? So last weekend there came some things together: I acquired a squared-cut springform pan for pretty little money. I wanted it for long. It was cheap. And I was happy. I had an appetite for chocolate brownies or something similar. The thought […]